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Mordella sp. (genus)

1 Pintail or tumbling flower beetle at suppressed

Mordella sp. (genus) at suppressed - 5 Feb 2023
Mordella sp. (genus) at suppressed - 5 Feb 2023
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Identification history

Mordella sp. (genus) 9 Feb 2023 MichaelMulvaney
Hoshihananomia leucosticta 6 Feb 2023 RogerF
Unidentified 5 Feb 2023 Wandiyali

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RogerF wrote:
   6 Feb 2023
There are two species here, the top one is Mordella sp. the lower is the H. leucosticta.Tumbling flower beetles are very common on a range of flowers and are pollen feeders
Wandiyali wrote:
   6 Feb 2023
thanks Roger, there is a separate listing for the lovely H. leucosticta
Hoshihananomia leucosticta (Pintail or Tumbling flower beetle)

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Species information

  • Mordella sp. (genus) Scientific name
  • Pintail or tumbling flower beetle Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 5 Feb 2023 10:02 AM Recorded on
  • Wandiyali Recorded by

Additional information

  • Eucalyptus rossii Associated plant
  • Less than 5mm Animal size
  • Feeding on nectar or pollen Insect behaviour on flower
  • True Pollinator Insect on Flower

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  • Nearby sighting(s) of same species
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